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The Mansion's Family

The Golconda Riverview Mansion has many delightful turn-of-the-century architectural details.  Pictured above is the Moorish fretwork from the foyer featured as the Mansion's logo. 


You will notice the original hardware is still found in the Mansion.  The doorknobs are an elegant antique Art Nouveau, made by Reading Hardware Co. in the “Eulalia” design featured in their 1897 catalog. Made of bronze, the knobs feature a recessed center ornamented with Art Nouveau leaf detail, surrounded by a wide, raised border. The plates feature a charming asymmetrical design of flowing vines and leaves, with flowers surrounding the screw holes.

Tony Eckert

along with his wife Beth and his four beautiful children have been living in this old Victorian house in Golconda since 2011. Both from Illinois, they decided to move back closer to family and friends. Owning a mansion was not the plan, although it has been, of course, a labor of love to have such a lovely space in which to live and work.  It's an additional perk to have this dream home in the middle of the Shawnee National Forest and along the Ohio River. His interest in wine and community development coalesced nicely when he stumbled upon the famed "Mansion of Golconda." His idea of a wine shop blossomed into a funky little hotel, a restaurant and a bar that is becoming synonymous for the best product selection between Nashville, Evansville, IN and St. Louis, MO. 


Tony has been active in micro tourism both in the US and abroad for over a decade.  After receiving his graduate degree in Community and Economic Development, he has lived, worked and traveled to many regions around the globe.  He brings this taste of "exotic eclectic" to the grand Riverview Mansion Hotel striving to boost the historic downtown vibe.  He and his wife, Beth are bringing life back to the Mansion while living there with their four children.

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